Articles by: John W. Moyle

Author Biography:

John W. Moyle is a freelance writer and journalist whose work focuses on communication and belief in the information age.

Shark Menace: Nets and perceptions of fear/risk

It was not a misunderstanding of the natural world and its hazards, but an understanding of the public: an understanding that fear can outweigh data, and that a token act of protection would be enough.

Inner workings: On Conspiracies

Perversely, distrust of these institutions means that when people’s intuitions appear to be rejected, or the knowledge they value undermined, it becomes a type of validation: if they say it’s false, it must be true!